Obituaries

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Dorothy A. Schumann

Dorothy A. “Dottie” Schumann, 82, of Shawano, passed away on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at Shawano Health Services in Shawano.

Dottie was born July 11, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois, a daughter of the late Raymond and Margaret (McGawley) Lauer. She was raised in Wrigley Ville, and attended the Lakeview School. Following school she was employed at Banner Wholesale Grocers as the switchboard operator. On Oct. 7, 1961, she was united in marriage to Oscar Schumann in Chicago, Illinois. He preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 2014. On Oct. 7, 1969, they moved to Shawano where they owned and operated Shawano Printing for several years. Dorothy later worked as a bookkeeper for Don Goers Buick Pontiac from 1975 until 1988. She later went to work for Rollman Homes, retiring in 2002. Dottie was an excellent bridge player and an avid reader. She enjoyed bowling and golfing in her spare time.

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Sep

Beverly Kolb

Beverly “Bev” Kolb, 86, Shawano, formerly of De Pere, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. She was born on June 16, 1932, to the late Clarence “Pee-Wee” and Irene (Verheyen) Schmechel.

On April 24, 1954, Bev married Lloyd Kolb. They shared 64 wonderful years together.

Professionally, Bev worked for various financial organizations for over 30 years, before retiring from Wells Fargo as a vice president. After retirement she became the treasurer for Tropical Palms Retirement Community in Bradenton, Florida. Bev enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, gardening, painting, participating in arts and crafts, playing slots, as well as being a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Wisconsin Badgers. She will be remembered for her sharp wit, generosity, intelligence, and love.

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Sep

Sharon A. Beil

Sharon Ann Beil, 73, of Shawano, passed away Monday evening, Sept. 24, 2018, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Maple Lane in Shawano.

Sharon was born Aug. 23, 1945, in Clintonville, the daughter of the late James and Lerie (Lohff) Westfahl. She was a graduate of Shawano High School. On April 24, 1971, she was united in marriage to Edmund Beil at St. Paul Stony Hill Church in Shawano. The couple lived in Shawano their entire married life. Sharon had worked on her family farm as a young adult, and was a homemaker following her marriage.

In April 1987, Sharon had a serious accident, which resulted in a traumatic brain injury that would change her life forever. She carried on with her life, though she endured many challenges. Her hobbies included growing flowers and gardening, jigsaw puzzles, shopping, going to the flea market, listening to music at Memorial Park, going for car rides, watching local parades and attending local fairs.

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22
Sep

Neil Cornelius Sr.

Neil Cornelius Sr., 66, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. It is with tremendous sorrow and humility that his wife, Lorraine Cornelius, and son, Neil Cornelius Jr., share the news of his departure to the spirit world.

Neil had just recently retired and relocated to Tucson, Arizona. Neil’s professional career started with IBM, where he spent 25 years. Ultimately, Neil transitioned from his career with IBM to work for the Oneida Nation, where he would be able to have a lasting impact on his people. Neil would end up serving Oneida in gaming for many good years, as well as four other tribal nations.

Neil was a man of excellence who was driven by win/win, communication, innovation, teamwork, principles, but most of all unconditional love. Many who know him knew of his proactive way and the voicemail greeting he kept, in which he stated, “Make it a good day!”

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21
Sep

Rachenda Rose Rockman

Rachenda Rose Rockman, 26, of Keshena, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Shawano. Rachenda was born on Feb. 8, 1992, in Shawano to Jeffrey Rockman and Caryn Kinepoway. She lived in the Keshena area all of her life. Rachenda was well known for beadwork, which she was very passionate about. She enjoyed listening to music and her dogs. Rachenda is a member of the Native American Church.

Rachenda is survived by her parents, Jeffrey Rockman and Caryn Kinepoway; her siblings, Bobbie Kaye (Kelsey) Pamonicutt, Jeffrey (Richanda) Rockman, Dallas (Jasmine) Rockman, Kyle (Nicole) Rockman, Elaine (Lloyd) Frieson, Katreese (Lonnie) Kinepoway, Conrad Rockman, Everette (Jenna) Penass and Chad (Sylvia) Rockman. She is further survived by her grandmother, Charlotte Kinepoway, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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21
Sep

William Frank Krueger

William F. “Will” Krueger, 88, of Shawano, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Shawano. William was born on Feb. 6, 1930, in Shawano, son of the late Frank A. and Ottilie (Schutt) Krueger. Will graduated from Shawano High School and went on to college at Valparaiso University in Indiana. On Dec. 28, 1950, he enlisted in the United States Navy after one year of college. He served his country proudly as a corpsman alongside his brother Archie on a naval ship until being honorably discharged on Oct. 19, 1954, at which time he returned to Valparaiso to complete his education. William was united in marriage to the love of his life, Sharon Mae Brunner, on July 20, 1957, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano; they celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary this past summer. Sharon preceded William in death on July 30, 2018.

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Sep

Kenneth F. Welch

Kenneth Frederick Welch, 95, of Plover, passed away on Sept. 19, 2018. He was born on July 31, 1923, in Delevan to Harold and Freida (Kneiert) Welch. He was very thankful for his very long, full and blessed life here on earth and happy to be at home with his Heavenly Father.

After having graduated from East Troy High School he worked at a Mukwanago filling station and Automatic Products in Milwaukee. Ken attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with an accounting degree.

Ken was a World War II veteran serving as a medical laboratory technician and air core medic in the Army Air Force Medical Laboratory from 1943 through 1946, at which time he was honorably discharged.

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Sep

Richard H. Schuster

Richard (Dick) Henry Schuster, 85, passed away in his sleep on Sept. 13, 2018, in Shawano. He was born June 13, 1933, in Shawano and was the only child of the late Raymond and Thora Schuster. He spent his youth hunting, fishing, horseback riding and exploring Shawano County. He attended Ripon College where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and formed life-long friendships.

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Sep

June Marie Ponfil

June M. Ponfil, 79, of Keshena, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Appleton. June was born on June 2, 1939, in Keshena, daughter of the late John and Edmere (Longley) Waubanascum Sr. June was united in marriage to Rodger Ponfil Sr. in Keshena. June was nurturing, loving and had room in her heart for all of her family, taking care of all of her nieces and nephews. Being very religious, she was a devout Catholic and a faithful member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Neopit. June enjoyed playing cards, going to the casino and watching Dancing with the Stars.

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Sep

Beverly A. Ebert

Beverly A. Ebert, 89, passed away on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Shawano. Beverly was born on Dec. 24, 1928, in Clintonville, daughter of the late Carl and Loretta (Otto) Schroeder. She graduated from Clintonville High School. She worked for the Clintonville Dime Store. On June 6, 1953, Beverly was united in marriage to Charles Ebert in Clintonville. Charles preceded her in death on March 28, 2000. Beverly is a member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. She enjoyed traveling, reading, spoiling her grandchildren and feeding the birds.

Beverly is survived by her children, Dale Ebert, of Florence, Connie (Bruce) Zeuske, of Kaukauna, Debra (David) Gretzinger, of Shawano, and Kurt (Sarah) Ebert, of Black Creek; her son-in-law, Steve Koenig; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Pat Burton; and two sisters-in-law, Angie Ebert and Elaine Ebert.

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